LET Don't tarnish Wellstone's memory
As we near the second anniversary of the tragic deaths of Paul and Sheila Wellstone, their daughter and their staffers, the loss still looms large for many Minnesotans.
Recently, I added one of those familiar green Wellstone bumper stickers to my car, primarily as a daily reminder to myself to remain active in the political process and in the causes that Paul and Sheila championed. One of those issues was their commitment to ending domestic violence, a cause which I have been committed to for years. It's been inspiring to see that work continue through the legacy they left us.
And so I was particularly sad to see a note left on my car last week while I was shopping at Apache Mall in Rochester. On a piece of paper stuck to my driver's side window, someone had taken the time to print out in capital letters: Wellstone is Dead.
While all Minnesotans have the right to express their views, I would hope that people would stick to doing that on their own cars. Even then, I would hope that those messages would show respect for a family so tragically lost.
Tammy; J. Rider